Air traffic management

Munich 22.10.2019

Rohde & Schwarz safely guides your plane at Munich Airport

Comprehensive Rohde & Schwarz apron radio communications system passes final customer acceptance at Munich Airport. Implemented in parallel with the old system, the project included integration with the existing IP network, telephone PABX and VoIP recording systems.

The new Rohde & Schwarz air traffic control (ATC) communications system at Munich Airport recently passed final customer acceptance following thorough operative testing.
The new Rohde & Schwarz air traffic control (ATC) communications system at Munich Airport recently passed final customer acceptance following thorough operative testing. (Photo: Rohde & Schwarz)

The new air traffic control (ATC) communications system at Munich Airport recently passed final customer acceptance following thorough operative testing. In 2017, Rohde & Schwarz won the contract to renew the entire apron radio communications system at Munich Airport. The company installed an advanced communications system consisting of VHF radios, R&S VCS-4G controller working positions and the R&S RCMS monitoring and control system.

Rohde & Schwarz implemented this turnkey solution in parallel with the old system, overcoming challenges like a tight VHF band with many frequencies with only small spacing (complex RF network), limited accessibility of security areas, and little space in the radio shelter. This completely new apron radio communications system operates at 8.33 kHz and replaces the former analog system based on R&S Series4200 radios. The implementation included integration with the existing customer IP network, telephone PABX and voice-over-IP (VoIP) recording systems, adaption of the customer’s infrastructure monitoring system, and a comprehensive service level agreement.

“As Germany's second largest airport and the only five-star airport in Europe, safety has top priority here at Munich airport,” Johann Götz, Head of Solution & Project Management, Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), explains. “We rely on innovative Rohde & Schwarz IP solutions because they provide safety and efficiency in all domains and enable us to guide the aircraft smoothly from the runway to gate.”

“Many customers around the world, including air navigation service providers and airports, trust the uncompromising quality of Rohde & Schwarz products and solutions,” says Constantin von Reden, Vice President Market Segment ATC at Rohde & Schwarz. "Next time you land at our home base in Munich, you can rest assured that the controller will be using a Rohde & Schwarz communications system to guide your plane from the runway to the gate.”

At the ATCA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Rohde & Schwarz exhibits a small live system of its advanced communications suite with a large-scale backdrop of the Munich apron on booth 322.

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